Al Partanen

Pooling Around


The latest edition of “Pooling Around” from The Skateboard Mag is stacked with some heavy hitters. Ronnie Sandoval, Lance Mountain, Peter Hewitt, Cody Lockwood, Al Partanen, Willy Lara, and more get straight to the point and tear through a fresh batch of Fresno pools.

Creature Releases Its “Spirit Animals”

Ritual commencement for Al Partanen’s “Spirit Animals” series. Skateboarding, drugs, tits and booze… The perfect combination for a Satanic skate jam in the vast desert! Tune in and trip out with Al Partanen, Chris Russell and special guest Jon Dickson.

HUCK Presents… Al Partanen: Push & Play

Levi’s Skateboarding in La Paz, Boliva


On the heels of supporting Holystoked and 2er with the DIY build in Bangalore, India and what Jamie O’Brien led in Johannesburg, South Africa, Levi’s Skateboarding took to La Paz, Bolivia, this past spring to support Milton Arellano and his efforts to make skateboarding accessible to the greater skateboarding community.

More than 100 volunteers from over a dozen different nations were joined by professional skateboarders Al Partanen, Josh Matthews, David Gravette, Chet Childress, Joey Pepper, Dan Plunkett and Marius Syvanen to help build what is now one of the largest skateparks in all of South America at 2,000 square meters.

Volunteers from outside of the area and pros alike slept for weeks in makeshift huts a few hundred yards up from the build site where they cooked each meal on camp stoves and rested up from sixteen-hour days of pouring and finishing concrete.

The result of endless days and campfire nights is a skatepark that’s suited to every level of skating and large enough to support the entire city of La Paz and beyond. While Levi’s® helped to make materials obtainable, it’s the dedication of Milton, the community of La Paz and the global skateboarding community that made this park a reality. See the results of all of this hard work and catch the entire short film above to inspire you to organize a build in your community.

Skateboarding In La Paz

YouTube Preview Image In April of 2014, Levi’s® Skateboarding joined Bolivian skater Milton Arellano in reuniting with the endboss projects crew from Hannover, along with over a 100 skateboarders and builders from around the world, to build a public skatepark in La Paz, Bolivia. See Marius Syvanen, David Gravette, Josh Matthews, Joey Pepper, Chet Childress, and Al Partanen live, work, and skate the Pura Pura skatepark three miles up in the sky.

Totally OZsome with Creature

YouTube Preview ImageThe Creature Fiends and friends get fully pitted in a bevy of bowls down under. Have a look as Darren Navarrette, Willis Kimbel, Al Partenen, Chris Russell and their friends Josh Borden and Bugs Fardell roll forward with good times in OZ.

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